Marvin Eugene "Bud" Breeding passed away on February 26, 2012 at Mercy Western Hills of Cincinnati where he had been recovering from heart surgery.
Marvin was born on June 11, 1947 to the late Robert and Williema (Wilson) Breeding in Dayton, Ohio. A graduate of Belmont High School, Marvin served in the United States Navy aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise. He married Gretchen (Bowers) in 1967; she preceded him in death in 2008.
Mr. Breeding held several careers in his life including a sales representative for VPP of Versailles and most recently the proprietor of Choices Gifts Plus.
Bud was an active musician and artist, involved in numerous community theatres and directed for several local theatre groups as well. He was also an excellent painter and drawer which he did as a past time for many years. A noted area soloist, Bud sang for many different groups throughout the area and even recorded a CD in 2008.
He was a member of the P.P. Minister Team of Columbus, and Towne & Country Players. He was a former member of the Darke County Civic Theatre, The Richmond Civic Theatre, and the former Whitewater Opera Company and the Miami Shelby Men's Chorus.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Versailles and sang in the church choir.
He is survived by a son, Ryland L. Breeding of Richmond, Virginia a step mother, Helen Breeding of Dayton, and numerous cousins and friends.
The family will receive friends at Trinity Lutheran Church at the corner of Steffen and Wood Street in Versailles on Saturday March 3, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM with a Memorial Service at 11:00 AM with Pastor Robert Akins presiding. Interment will be in the family plot in New Carlisle at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Organ Restoration Fund of Trinity or to the charity of the donor's choice.